Cleveland Browns schedule game: Enough wins to end playoff drought?

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Weeks 5-6

Week 5 vs Colts, Oct. 11: Thankfully, the Browns get a winnable game against a Indianapolis team that punted on the future by hitching their saddle toPhillip Rivers in the short term.

Was it smart? Sure. Rivers is a lot better than Jacoby Brissett. That said, they’re still beatable.

It will be interesting to watch second-round pick Jonathan Taylor, who was a legit Heisman contender for the first half of the 2018 college season.

If this one was in Indy, I’d worry. With it being in the friendly confines of Cleveland, Baker outshines Rivers.

Record: 3-2

Week 6 at Steelers, Oct 18: Many believe that winning in Pittsburgh against the Steelers is THE hurdle the Browns have to clear to finally trend toward a playoff spot.

It’s hard to argue this point, and it’s understood. With the Browns in contention a season ago, Cleveland couldn’t win a meaningful game going up against a third-string quarterback named Duck Hodges.

This one falls early on the schedule, so the impact won’t be immediately noticed, but it it does go down as a loss, it’ll stick with Browns fans for the rest of the season.

Unfortunately, I think Big Ben is going to bounce back for one more run at the playoffs and the Steelers is defense is ridiculously good. The Browns will compete, but fall short.

Record: 3-3